one of the best eco houses i have seen.
my personal favourite, the mosaic mirror bathroom and walls, bottle cork flooring and cattle bones accents.
happy new year my fellow eco feroshas
if only i am living in a warehouse or the Taj Mahal, i would have scavenged, salvaged, make love to every pre loved furniture in the world. unfortunately, i live in a 4 room apartment in Buangkok and my room is quite small that i have to sleep like Mr Dracula. hanging from above.
fortunately, the guys from Artsyfact is here to save the day before the world starts to burn (its Dec 21 btw). they are a quirky trio that transforms these once endangered furniture into one of a kind work of art and suave looking objects. Scouring through the deserts of Australia and the tropic jungles of Thailand, Artsyfact has upcycled countless furniture all with one objective in mind – ‘junk is only a label for things we can’t find new uses for’ (i quote from their latest Juice #dec 2012 interview)
indeed, these furniture are not just appealing to the eyes but made functional in a way like Frankenstein. contrasting elements are combined to make these gorgeous babies work.
each furniture has fulfilled more than the upccyling aspect, it has also inspired the trio to create furniture that touches the heart. one particular furniture titled ‘Homage to Har Cheh’ a special sewing machine leg with a Formica table top caught my little eye. it was named after a sweet lady in Perak, Malaysia (boleh!) who gave them the sewing machine. inspired by her sheer stubbornness to not move away from her town despite the government plans, the table encapsulates her resilience and strength in staying true to herself.
so pop by their store at Everton Park, listen to the individual stories told by the furniture and lastly, give them a big hug for saving the endangered furnitures.
image credits: www.facebook.com/artsyfact
news credits: Juice #dec 2012
Austrian artist Christian Grillitsch is doing “Velodrawings,” which is a hybrid of controlled chance. His tool is not a brush, pen, pencil or anything conventional but rather his handy BMX bike. Oh yes we have seen many delinquents (i mean active teenagers) partaking in extremely skilled stunts at parks but i personally do not see the connection between that and art. But now i do.
Christian skillfully skids his bike over boards of wood to record the movements. Its a rather tedious process as you can see from the video that thousands of skid marks are required for the final work. His works are often very primitive yet organic with the flow and movement vividly displayed.
stay tuned as we bring you more oomph art that involves eco awesomeness
image/news credit: treehugger
if im a mexican wrestler and i own this mask. i will call myself ‘La Can Tab Man’.
Spotted at the Oestudio S/S 2013 show, Brazil Fashion Week.
check out the modular paper origami props used in the show. reminded me of what my grandma likes to do during her sleepy afternoon days.